RX 6800 stock will apparently be extremely limited at certain US retailers for todays launch

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Nov 18, 2020 11:00 AM

AMD’s initial RX 6000 lineup is officially launching today, but ahead of the release certain US retailers are warning of “extremely limited” stock at launch. One of which comes from popular hardware retailer Microcenter, and a list of questions and answers that doesn’t exactly inspire hope for the new launch.

Whilst many are already queuing up outside the US retailer to get their hands on a new or , a Microcenter Community Admin prepared a short Q&A to make sure that customers are aware of the situation:

Q) Will you have the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series on launch?

A) Yes, we will have the new RX 6000 series cards from our AIB partners, including Sapphire and MSI.

Q) How many will you have in stock?

A) Quantities will be extremely limited at launch, however, we’re expecting additional shipments of GPUs later on launch day and subsequent days. Please note that quantities and shipments vary by store.

Q) How much will the 3000 Series video cards cost?

A) Up-to-date pricing for our cards will be posted on the website upon launch. You can see the full assortment of AMD cards we carry, with up to date inventory and pricing in the AMD graphics cards category.

Q) Will I be able to reserve or buy them online?

A) We will not be offering reservations for in-store pick-up or shipping for these video cards due to the high demand.

Q) Can I buy more than one?

A) We will be limiting purchases at this time to one per household. With limited availability, we want all of our customers to have a chance to be a part of this new product release.

The key takeaway here is that the RX 6800 stock will be very limited at launch, and has been reserved for one GPU per household. They will also not be selling any cards online at all and customers must come into the shop if they want their chances of bagging the new GPU.

Obviously this will help against scalpers who resell the cards at a premium price online, but it's certainly unfair for those who can’t or don’t want to camp outside the building the night before hoping for the chance to buy one. Either way, the situation isn’t great, and definitely sounds like a launch similar to the RTX 3080.

What do you think? Are you planning on getting an RX 6800 GPU? Which version are you hoping to get? And which retailer are you planning to buy from? Let us know!

What do you think is the major issue with the new GPU launches?

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21:35 Nov-19-2020

This Low Supply and Outa Stock deal is a GodDam Conpiracy !.
And all the Corporate MothaFukss are responsible. Hang'Em I say !!

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20:30 Nov-19-2020

AMD RT SUCKS

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22:44 Nov-18-2020

product pages went up out of stock here in canada on all major dealers, Canada Computers only has sapphire's models....

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17:05 Nov-18-2020

Quick gamers IQ test:
PS5 - Out of stock
Xbox - Out of stock
RTX 30xx - Out of stock
RX 6x00 - Guess what... :)


The question is not: "Will be enough supplies?", but "How many seconds they will last". Any bets? :)

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15:20 Nov-18-2020

With how strong Nvidia got in this generation, RTX 2080TI = RTX 3070. I am so impressed that AMD has comparable perfomance with the new AMD gpus. Bravo AMD, great job. However i know that Nvidia users will still buy geforce gpus because they support G-sync (and Freesync*). I hope that the consumers will support the AMD Radeon gpus. We really need Radeon, and competition.

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16:00 Nov-18-2020

That's the unfortunate truth... A lot of us are locked into CUDA for professional applications and, increasingly, getting locked into tensor and RT as well. On top of that you have good drivers (despite what the fanboys on the other side may say to the contrary), G-Sync, various creator features, etc. You do get more variety with an Nvidia GPU than you do with an AMD one, that's undeniable. So, aside from the shortages and short-term gamer frustrations, Nvidia will still be selling better, I think.

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14:29 Nov-18-2020

:O


Really? I totally didn't expect that!

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